11 separate states filed a lawsuit today against the Obama administration over the White House directive to make schools accommodate transgender students regarding use of bathrooms.
The states included are Texas (lead plaintiff), Alabama, Arizona, Maine, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Utah.
According to The New York Times, the lawsuit declares that the White House has “conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process and running roughshod over common sense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.”
This big nationwide argument started with “bathroom bills” in a few states aimed at insisting that people should only use the bathroom of the gender they were identified as at birth, with some people warning about the potential of pedophiles exploiting the law to spy on children in bathrooms.
These states are all concerned about losing federal money if they don’t comply with the White House directive and are trying to stop it from being implemented.
This follows a lawsuit war between the DOJ and North Carolina over that state’s bathroom bill and the state’s failure to comply with a DOJ request that they shoot it down.
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